Penelope opened in the US this weekend. It came in number #8 at the box office, earning another $4 million. It’s total grosss is over $10+ million thus far including its previous overseas sales.
1. Semi-Pro, $15.3 million.
2. Vantage Point, $13 million.
3. Spiderwick Chronicles, $8.8 million.
4.The Other Boleyn Girl, $8.3 million
5. Jumper, $7.6 million.
6. Step Up 2 The Streets, $5.7 million.
7. Fool’s Gold, $4.7 million.
8. Penelope, $4 million.
9. No Country For Old Men, $4 million.
10. Juno, $3.4 million
And it seems a lot of the reviews are mixed. Some people really love the film and find it genuinely heartwarming while others did not like it at all. But I’d love to know what the Reese fans think! If you wish to share your comments you may do so in the forum or by commenting on articles.
Penelope is now in US theatres! I’m personally very excited and hope to see it this weekend, you should definitely do the same!
Q: There is a scene with you riding on the back of a Vespa with Reese Witherspoon. What was that like?
Ricci: Well it was sort of odd. She flew in the day after she won her Oscar, and then maybe two days after that we were on the back of the Vespa and I’m wearing this out-of-context, somewhat ridiculous coat and scarf and she’s got the dorky helmet on and the whole gear. We’re not really driving the Vespa, we’re just riding on the back of it, on a trailer. And we were going through London streets and people all over were just yelling, “Reese! That’s Reese Witherspoon!” and they were honking. It was hilarious. I was just saying, “This is amazing. You know, 72 hours ago you were dressed in a gown and holding a gorgeous golden Oscar, and now you’re being totally made fun of, on a Vespa in the streets of London.” It was kind of hysterical.
Another super cute and funny Penelope interview with Reese has surfaced on MTV.com. View captures in the gallery.
– Online Interviews: MTV News
Fantasy flick’s producer/co-star says Ricci had ‘no fear whatsoever’ about donning nose.
They’ve bonded over their shared rejections, the fact that they’re too short to ride motor scooters, and not being able to afford James McAvoy. So how did Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci become two of Hollywood’s biggest stars?
Rendition was released on Region 1 DVD last week, be sure to get yourself a copy. Although Reese’s role is smaller compared to other films, she is fantastic as always and I’m sure all fans will appreciate her performance none the less. Now that I have gotten my copy, I have made DVD Screencaps of the film and features.
Today (Feb 28) Reese stops by Ellen, there is a funny preview of the previously taped interview online already, watch it here. I really can’t wait for this one, her last appearance was so much fun!
– Talk Shows from 2008: Ellen DeGeneres – February 28, 2008 Preview
Reese Witherspoon has an obsession that she says has led her to some questionable behavior.
But unlike her Hollywood contemporaries, it’s not excess partying or shopping that gives her a rush – it’s garbage.
“I like to throw a lot of things away. Particularly at Christmas, it makes me a little crazy when the trash is overflowing,” she told Ellen Degeneres on an interview airing on the comedian’s talk show Thursday.Continue reading this entry »
Unfortunately I did not get Reese’s appearance on Live with Regis & Kelly this morning. It seems my recorder didn’t even record *shakes fist* so if anyone out there managed to get it please consider sending it in so us fans can see and so we may cap it. So sorry guys :/
Reese Witherspoon’s Walk The Line Oscar in 2006 was the best of times, professionally, during her worst of times, personally, as she separated from, then divorced, Ryan Phillippe.
Not surprisingly, Witherspoon has mixed emotions about the nostalgia associated with Sunday night’s Academy Awards. Still, she says she’s thrilled about the emerging talents of best-actress nominee Ellen Page (Juno) and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose).
The 31-year-old even manages to be polite, if a little caustic, when she’s asked where she keeps her own golden statue. “Well, I’ve considered making it into a door knocker or a necklace, but neither one of those options was very practical,” Witherspoon suggests. “So I just keep it in my living room.”
Nobody doubts the actress will one day have another one to keep her first trophy company. Indeed, she’s a rare commodity in the film industry: a likeable performer with artistic credibility and a sound box-office track record.
The Associated Press has given Penelope a 3 out of 4 star review! Calling the movie “spring time fresh” and hailing the entire cast including Miss Reese.
Ricci’s Penelope is such a sweetheart — yearning but realistic, cynical but hopeful — that anyone who stuck with her through even the beginnings of a conversation quickly would overlook her snout, which actually is more pug-nosed cute than bestial (Witherspoon rivals her for cuteness in one scene when she goes to a costume party dressed as a bee).
Check out the full review below:
No offense intended, but a pig snout is very becoming on Christina Ricci.
The actress is lovably adorable in the adorably lovable Penelope, a fairy-tale romance that’s a perfect mix of Ricci’s oddball sensibilities and her inherent sweetness.